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The Women's Wilderness Institute

Our backpacking and rock climbing courses for girls result in increased self-esteem, healthier body image, and greater leadership skills. Don't miss our Super Campaign to support the launch of 'Outdoor G.I.R.L.S.' :: Girl Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Series at: coloradogives.org/OUTDOORGIRLS

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
20
Volunteers Annually:
20
Retention Rate:
100%

Marina Fleming, Associate Director
Start Date: 2018

Marina Fleming comes to Women's Wilderness most recently from Lander, Wyoming where she spent the last handful of years working in outdoor education for NOLS. Throughout this time, Marina worked in marketing, custom education, and as a field and classroom instructor. As a field instructor, she's grown a deep appreciation for working with girls in particular as they navigate complex years of discovering their voice, embracing their potential, and growing into the robust beings that they already are. As a cultural competency classroom instructor, Marina has committed to uncovering blind spots and biases that work against equity and inclusivity, and providing resources and tools to create learning communities in which all are seen, heard, and appreciated. Other highlights within her NOLS career include building multi-year relationships with clients to make wilderness classrooms accessible, transformative, and transferrable for a wide spectrum of students, and the day to day work to implement systems to ensure sustainability and successful student outcomes.

Previous to NOLS, Marina served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Boulder, Colorado and in Portland, Oregon. This dedication to poverty alleviation work created a humble foundation from which she now interacts with the world. Passion projects in Boulder have become volunteering for Boulder Food Rescue and a women's book club. In her free time, Marina is at her best when running, biking, swimming, backpacking or otherwise exploring new terrain outside under her own power, preferably with the company of her partner, Kevin.

Marina has a BA in Corporate and Organizational Communication from College of Charleston.

Sarah Murray, Executive Director
Start Date: 2019

Sarah has spent her career ensuring gender equity in sports and play. Most recently, she has been the Executive Director of Women Win Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit working primarily in the Global South to equip adolescent girls and young women to achieve their rights through sport. Previously, she spent a decade with the Women's Sports Foundation, working on issues of health, access and equity from a U.S. perspective. Sarah is a Master trainer with the THNK School of Innovation and provides cross-sector consultancy to influential organizations globally to employ systems thinking, human-centered design, gender analysis and play-based methodologies to address the most pressing social issues of our time. Sarah grew up in the mountains of Vermont and has called Boulder home for the better part of 20 years. She spends her free time riding, sliding and running on trails and enjoying the outdoors with her wife, Signe and their baby girl, Tallulah.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
12
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
12
Male:
0
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
1
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

90%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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